“Clinton’s Bog-ventures” Mini Sax-Zim Adventures
Our Head Naturalist Clinton Nienhaus knows A LOT about A LOT of natural history subjects! Join him on these outings around the Sax-Zim Bog and learn the natural history of some critters you may not have even known about.
Clinton and his wife Kristina also visit some of our bog parcels. Their keen eyes don’t miss much…See what they find!
CRAWLING BEARS, FRIGID BEES & RARE GRASSHOPPERS: Clinton’s Bog ventures – Zim WMA September 2021
Join Friends of Sax-Zim Bog Head Naturalist Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus on a discovery hike at Sax-Zim Bog’s Zim Wildlife Management Area. Clinton finds some interesting insects including a rare grasshopper, a frigid bee, a crawling bear, Formica ants and some cool plants as well.
LATE SUMMER WILDFLOWERS IN SAX-ZIM: CLINTON’S BOG-VENTURES
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog Head Naturalist Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus takes un a bog-venture along Admiral Road to learn a bit about our late summer wildflowers: We meet a 7-foot giant! (Giant Sunflower), a flower that really never opens (Great Lakes Gentian), a native hawkweed (Canada Hawkweed) and a wide variety of asters and goldenrods.
IN A PATCH OF DOGBANE: CLINTON’S BOG-VENTURES
This week Friends of Sax-Zim Bog Head Naturalist Clinton explores a pollinator-rich roadside patch of Spreading Dogbane (Apocynum). This plant with the delicate pink-striped flowers attracts a HUGE number of nectar-seekers. Cool finds include Silver-spotted Skipper, Acadian Hairstreak, a beautiful flower longhorn (Clytus ruricolis), Shamrock Orbweaver, Hummingbird Moth, Snowberry Clearwing and much more.
ORCHIDS & MORE AT INDIAN PIPE BOG: CLINTON’S BOG-VENTURES
Join Friends of Sax-Zim Bog Head Naturalist Clinton Nienhaus-Dexter as he explores the Indian Pipe Bog in Sax-Zim. Mid June 2020. Pink Ladyslippers, Canada Mayflower, Three-leaved False Solomon’s-Seal, Heartleaf Twayblade orchid, and more.
BATTLE OF THE NEST-BUILDING CREEK CHUBS: CLINTON’S BOG-VENTURES
Creek Chubs are a fascinating species of minnow in which the males build ridge-pit nests out of small stones they move in their mouths. You can see this in the slow motion video. Join Friends of Sax-Zim Bog Head Naturalist Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus on this outing to a small creek in the Sax-Zim Bog. Learn the difference between male and female Creek Chubs and why the males battle over nests.
Thanks to Clinton & Kristina Dexter-Nienhaus! Video by Kristina Dexter-Nienhaus; Editing by Sparky Stensaas
MONSTER MUDMINNOWS IN SAX-ZIM
May 2020. Friends of Sax-Zim Bog head naturalist Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus finds a Central Mudminnow at Blue Dasher Bog and shares the natural history of this tiny relative of the Northern Pike. Clinton’s Bog-ventures is sponsored by Friends of Sax-Zim Bog. Thanks to Clinton and Kristina Dexter-Nienhaus.
FRINGED GENTIAN BOG IN SAX-ZIM
In this mid May 2020 episode of Clinton’s Bog-ventures he explores Friends of Sax-Zim Bog’s Fringed Gentian Bog and Auggie’s Bogwalk. Bristly Clubmoss, Wood Frog, Early Sweet Coltsfoot, Pink Ladyslipper and more!
Thanks to Clinton & Kristina Dexter-Nienhaus
WESTERN PAINTED TURTLE IN SAX-ZIM
Mid June 2020: Friends of Sax-Zim Bog Head Naturalist Clinton Dexter Nienhaus finds a Western Painted Turtle in the Bog. Clinton’s shares natural history of the Western Painted Turtle. Did you know baby Painted Turtles can survive the winter in their nest by freezing solid?
Thanks to Clinton and Kristina Dexter-Nienhaus